Many a Twin Cities fine dining establishment serves up a glorious platter of hand-cut fries, often spiked with extras like bacon, or a house-made secret sauce. But a city's best fries are not an elite food. They're the kind of thing you turn to at your regular watering hole when you need a snack, the kind of thing tasty enough to cut through even the three-beer haze coating your taste buds. The fries at Republic are that thing. Everyone knows that Republic's two locations have beer lists lengthy enough to earn national nods (most recently, a spot on Draft Magazine's 100 best beer bars in America). But they also have fries that are transcendent. Crispy. Skin-on. Always hot. Thin but still hearty. Just the right amount of salt. And served up with house-made aioli and ketchup. Sure, aioli has become the new thing to pair with fries, but Republic gets the trend right. Its version of the fancy mayo is a garlicky one that could easily make the potato sticks just an excuse to slurp it up. If, that is, the fries weren't already so good on their own.

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221 Cedar Ave. S.
Minneapolis MN 55454


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